Spain striker should seriously think about ending his nightmare spell at Stamford Bridge by returning to his former employers at the end of the season.
Chelsea are keen on a swap deal involving their misfiring front man Fernando Torres and Atletico de Madrid’s red-hot forward Radamel Falcao this summer.
SOURCE: The Daily Mail
The rumour of a swap deal between Chelsea and Atletico Madrid for their big name strikers has been doing the rounds for quite some time now, and this weekend it has reared its head again in the Spanish press.
Colombia international Falcao is one of Europe’s most in form and deadly attackers at present, having hit the target 25 times already this season in only 28 appearances for the capital club, a fearsome strike rate that he has kept up for the vast majority of his career to date.
In stark contrast, the misfiring Torres has struggled woefully since he left Liverpool in Jan 2011 to join the West Londoners in a cub record deal worth £50 million, finding the back of the net just 14 times in 51 matches for the European champions in the intervening period.
And, with Torres having first made his name while plying his trade in the Vincente Calderon before his highly successful move to the Premier League in 2007, it seems a natural fit for the centre forward to return back to the Spanish capital at the end of this season to try and attempt to kick start his stalling career.
Now, for Chelsea’s billionaire Russian owner Roman Abramovich that would require the oligarch to take quite some hit on his original big money investment. However, anyone who has seen the player perform this campaign would be immensely surprised if things improved for Torres, with his confidence now at rock bottom, so perhaps the Blues should just bite the bullet and start to move on – as should Torres himself.
And in return, Chelsea can start to rebuild around a front man who knows where the goal is and who in turn will provide a much needed focal point to their attacking forays at Stamford Bridge as of next season.